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“This superb and exciting work of nonfiction would be a fine tonic for any jaded adolescent who thinks history is "boring." It's also an excellent primer for adult readers who may have forgotten, or never learned, the remarkable story of how nuclear weaponry was first imagined, invented and deployed--and of how an international arms race began well before there was such a thing as an atomic bomb.” ―The Wall Street Journal
“This is edge-of-the seat material that will resonate with YAs who clamor for true spy stories, and it will undoubtedly engross a cross-market audience of adults who dozed through the World War II unit in high school.” ―BCCB, starred
“...reads like an international spy thriller, and that's the beauty of it.” ―School Library Journal, starred
“[a] complicated thriller that intercuts action with the deftness of a Hollywood blockbuster.” ―Booklist
“A must-read…” ―Publishers Weekly, starred
“A superb tale of an era and an effort that forever changed our world.” ―Kirkus, starred
Very comprehensive narrative of the nuclear bomb development and Russian spy activities at Los Alamos during the Manhattan project, WWII.Published 1 month ago by I. Magerkurth
I have read other books about the building of the bomb and it's primary use. None of them told struggle of good and bad uses. lik this one. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joan H. Murdock
Hard to find something that keeps my son's interest. This did the trick. He actually wanted to read!! Great educational read!Published 2 months ago by patriots
This is an interesting read for adults and youth! I'm 3/4 of the way in and have enjoyed all of it. I appreciate the black and white photos through out the book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Readnotrun
I loved the point of view this book was told from. The author had only notes and articles and interviews to work from, but he meticulously wove it into a story,humanizing... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Haasker